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Schuylkill Watershed School Contests

Tue Oct 26, 2010 / Education and Outreach

The Schuylkill Action Network has launched two contests for students of all ages, and the theme of both is the Schuylkill River.

For the first time, students can enter the Schuylkill Stories Contest by submitting videos up to three minutes long.  The theme of the inaugural competition is “This is My Watershed.”  Organizers are seeking clips of people enjoying the Schuylkill River, as well as the many waterways flowing into it.

For the fifth year, students can also vie for a Drinking Water Scholastic Award.  These are given to select classes and youth groups who carry out educational programs or restoration projects that help to keep the Schuylkill River clean.  Previous winners have planted trees along streams, created a campus rain garden, given presentations in their community and more.

Eligibility: Students and Classroom Kindergarden through College

See below for more information about the two award programs:


Drinking Water Scholastic Awards

The award recognizes schools, colleges and universities that protect drinking water sources through educational programs, class projects or land management practices. Awards will be given to elementary, middle, high school and college levels. Winning schools receive an award accompanied by a prize valued at $200.

Click Here: Drinking Water Scholastic Award information


Schuylkill Stories Video Contest

The Schuylkill Action Network wants to see more people return to the river for fun!  Do you like to hike, fish, photograph, kayak, or just relax along the Schuylkill River?  Is there something special about your local stream or creek that you want to share with others?  Or, is your class involved in a project to improve the local tributary (streams that flow into the Schuylkill river)?  If the answer is yes to any of these questions, tell us about it!

Use your creativity and tell your “Schuylkill Story” through an online video. The video style is up to you - feel free to use your own video footage, photos, music, animation, claymation, or anything else to tell your story in 3 minutes or less. Your video should incorporate the theme “This Is My Watershed” and explain why the Schuylkill River watershed is important to you.

Click Here: Schuylkill Stories Video Contest Information